Never-Before-Seen Photos of the House of Dior by Mark Shaw Surface

Sophie Malgat in Apartment of Christian Dior, 1953
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Mark Shaw Editioned Photo-Sophie Malgat in Apartment of Christian Dior, 1953

Mark Shaw Editioned Photo-Sophie Malgat in Apartment of Christian Dior, 1953

Mark Shaw Editioned Photo-Christian Dior in Paris Atelier, 1954

Mark Shaw Editioned Photo-Christian Dior in Paris Atelier, 1954

Photo Credit: Andrew Wilder Gallery/1STdibs/Mark Shaw

If you’re not familiar with Mark Shaw he was one of the most famous photographers in the 1950’s and 1960’s. With nearly 30 Life magazine covers under his belt, editorials for Mademoiselle, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire and iconic photography of The Kennedy’s, Shaw’s work is some of the most recognizable of the 20th century. Now over 40 years after his death, dozens of never-before-seen photos of his work with the House of Dior have surfaced. The photos feature a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse inside the iconic fashion house -from trunk shows to  photo shoots.

The photos were unearthed by his son David Shaw who took possession of his father’s photos after his untimely death in 1969.  However,  most of Shaw’s House of Dior photos were kept under wraps until now. The images are also featured in a new book Dior Glamour: 1952-1962, released on October 29th. You can view the full set and purchase prints at 1stdibs.com.

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